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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since.

Cressida has written and illustrated eleven books in the popular How to Train Your Dragon series which is now published in over 30 languages. Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others.

Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.

Cressida Cowell

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What do you like about writing children's books?

How do visuals infleunce your writing?


How did you write the How to train your Dragon series?

Why do you have a distinct location in mind when you are writing?


How do you develop your characters?

Why is it important for children to read ficton books?


How do you plot your books?

How important is humour in your stories?


Do you think authors should include difficult subjects in childrens books?

How did you become a professional author?


Did you plan to write a book that would get made into a Hollywood film?

What advice would you give for young writers?


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